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This module is taught within three broad areas. The first (i) introduces the concept of ocean remote sensing, the marine framework and applications. A second area (ii) will encompass the Irish national seabed mapping programme, INFOMAR (www.infomar.ie), detailing the current and future science and technologies employed in ocean mapping (iii) the third introduces students to different datasets and spatial data management tools for ocean remote sensing. The module is a combination of theoretical and practical based sessions using both commercial and open source software.
Lecture Topics include; INFOMAR overview, ocean science policy framework; historical development of ocean RS; platforms and systems; processing bathymetry and backscatter data, habitat and ecosystem product derivation, satellite derived bathymetry, photogrammetry in the coastal zone, data interpretation, mapping products, data quality framework, data connectivity and impact, stakeholders and users.